The country is at the tail-end of the European list as far as physical violence is concerned, with 4% of cases, according to a report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. T

he study - which involved 35 thousand respondents, of which about a thousand Portuguese, between January and October 2019 - reveals that 9% of people in the EU have experienced some type of violence in the last five years, with national percentages varying between 3% and 18 percent.

Only Malta and Italy have lower percentages than Portugal.